The technique of the previous post can also be used on tealight cups. This metal is thicker and stronger, not suitable for detailed features, but very suitable for... a etagère, for example. I have a etagère of Riverdale, with plates in the shape of stars. Left the etagère as sold by Riverdale, right my miniature version, 2,3 cm in height.
This is what I used. The blue thingie is a piece of soft plastic foam.
I punched a bigger and a smaller heart. I used the big embossing pen on one side of the metal, on the entire star except for the borders.
Then I turned the metal upside-down, and worked on the borders with a small embossing pen.
I repeated both treatments 2 times for the best effect. It makes the metal smooth and shiny. A hole is pinced in the middle, first with a needle to make the hole, and second with the earring-stud (if you understand what I mean, it is visible in the second picture) to make it fit.
Time to assemble, using a bit of glue to stabilize it. The top-ornament is also from jewelry-making, to make a hanger of a sphere.
Hope you like it!